February 21, 2018

Surrey murder victim identified

The man found dead in the 12100 block of Colebrook Road in Surrey on the weekend has been identified as 29 year old Amritpal Saran of Delta. He was known to police, but had no known gang connection. This is Surrey's eighth murder of the year.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Avalanche victim identified

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man killed in an avalanche near Revelstoke on Friday. 24 year old Holger Achim Fritz was originally from Stuttgart, Germany. Recently he had been living and working in the Revelstoke area. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Crash victim identified

The 40-year-old community nurse from Lillooet  killed in a single vehicle crash last week has been identified as Janice Christine Buller. Last Thursday morning her jeep plunged down a 235 metre avalanche chute off Highway 40 into the Bridge River. While she survived the crash, she later died in hospital. Buller leaves behind a four year-old … [Read more...]

More Surrey murder victims identified

Two 33-year old men from surrey have been identified as the vicitms of a double homicide at a local parkade late Sunday night. Investigators do not believe the murders of John Edward McGiveron and Geordie Wesley Carlow were gang-related, but both had extensive criminal records. The men were shot in the 94-hundred block of 128th Street. No arrests … [Read more...]

8th victim of Oregon bus crash identified

Oregon State Police have released the name of the 8th person killed in last Sunday's tour bus crash near Pendleton. Officials say 55-year old Seokmin Moon of Maple Ridge died in the wreck and his 53-year old wife, Choonja, remains in hospital. The name of the 9th victim is being witheld because some family members have not been notified. CKNW … [Read more...]

Man found dead on Vancouver Island beach identified

An exhaustive post-mortem investigation involving multiple agencies on both sides of the border has found the identity of a man found dead on a Vancouver Island beach December 19th. The BC Coroner's Service says the man has been identified as thirty-six-year-old Brandon Lee Blanford of Bremerton, Washington State.  Branford’s family … [Read more...]

Teenage murder victim identified in Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP have identified the teenaged girl from Hazelton  who was found dead in their community yesterday. The victim is Summer Star Elizabeth Krista-Lee Fowler of the Gitanmaax First Nation. Her body was discovered in an undeveloped area of Guerin Creek in Kamloops. Cause of death is not being released.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

CN worker killed by derailment identified

The CN worker killed by Wednesday's derailment in northern BC was a 30-year old from Dawson Creek. Bryan Giesbrecht was in a remote area nearly 250-kilometres northwest of Fort St. John when a car carrying diesel went off the tracks and crushed him. It happened during a routine switching of the tank. Several investigations are now underway. CKNW … [Read more...]

Homicide victim identified

Vancouver Police have identified the city's latest murder victim as a young man from Richmond. Mathew Johnathan Hall's remains were found on November 17. The 23-year old's body was inside a car set on fire in the 1500 block of Carolina Street. Vancouver Police say he was known to them, but they're not saying if they believe his death was … [Read more...]

Suspect in Saanich hotel stabbings identified

Police in Saanich are recommending five charges of aggravated assault against a 52 year old man arrested after five people were stabbed at the Red Lion Inn Saturday afternoon. Sgt. Chris Horsley says  the man is Zhi Wei "Wally" Meng, an employee of the hotel. "At this point the motive for the stabbing is completely unknown, the suspect appears … [Read more...]